The specialist’s kitchen

Whether you are a dab hand in the kitchen already or a complete novice, there are many avenues to pursue and an endless stream of niche cooking skills to master!

Let Sunshine Coast Libraries take you into a few of the more special areas of interest with a focus on: raw food, juices and smoothies, fermenting, preserving, freezing and drying. Enjoy a great range of resources so you can become a kitchen genius.

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Specialist kitchen eBooks

Get inspired with these specialist cooks eBooks.

  • The cultured cook: delicious fermented foods with probiotics to knock out inflammation, boost gut health, lose weight and extend your life by Michelle Schoffro Cook
  • True brews: how to craft fermented cider, beer, wine, sake, soda, mead, kefir and kombucha at home by Emma Christensen
  • Better Homes and Gardens complete canning guide: freezing, preserving, drying
  • Can it, bottle it, smoke it: and other kitchen projects by Karen Solomon
  • Put ‘em up! Fruit: a preserving guide and cookbook by Sherri Brooks Vinton
  • Smoothie-licious: power-packed smoothies and juices the whole family will love
  • Liquid raw: over 125 juices, smoothies, soups and other raw beverages by Lisa Montgomery
  • Raw magic: super foods for super people by Kate Magic
  • Gorilla food: living and eating organic, vegan and raw by Aaron Ash

Take these simple eBook steps to access more exotic cooking ebooks. Borrow up to 30 eBooks on your device. To get started download the ePlatform by Wheelers, RBDigital and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and passwords.  

Fermented foods

There is always more to learn. Take a look at recipes and instructions for making your own fermented foods with Sunshine Coast local Elizabeth Fekonia.

Specialist kitchen podcasts 

Give these podcasts a whirl.

  • Living Homegrown: covers canning, preserving and fermenting – with Theresa Loe.
  • Juicing podcasts: chill out and listen to some juicing related podcasts featuring recipes, health tips and interviews
  • The Rawtarian: the raw food podcast hosted by Laura-Jane.

Specialist kitchen eMagazines 

Browse these fantastic eMagazine titles for articles on specialist kitchen cooking.

  • The Australian Women’s Weekly Food
  • Vegetarian Today
  • Healthy Food Guide

To get started using free eMagazines download the RBDigital app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password 

Watch and listen as Joe Cross discusses the health benefits of juicing. Joe is the author of Reboot your life and star of the documentary Fat Sick and Nearly Dead.

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